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  1. Appointment could signal end of C.Y. plan

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong, Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Paul Chan Mo-po's appointment as development chief (instead of the proposed new post of deputy financial secretary) signals that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has pulled the reins on his restructuring plan. Speculation was rife that Chan's tenure would be temporary, given the uncertainty clouding Leung's plan to create new ...

  2. Tsang defends unpopular new chief secretary

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday defended his appointment of unpopular Stephen Lam Sui-lung as chief secretary, saying top officials might not maintain high popularity while doing tough jobs in Hong Kong's best interest. Lam, constitutional affairs minister, was appointed chief secretary yesterday as part of a reshuffle ...

  3. Catching bigwigs a boost for graft-buster

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... billion. In 2000, lawmaker Gary Cheng Kai-nam was arrested and found guilty of abusing his post for commercial gain. 235 convictions have been spurred by the ICAC between January and December last ...

  4. Tang entices with economic carrots

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Colleen Lee and Tanna Chong Henry Tang Ying-yen, known for his close ties with big business, sought to entice middle- and lower-income Hongkongers with economic carrots at a campaign rally yesterday. Expanding on his campaign slogan 'We are tomorrow', the former chief secretary said he would lead a people-based administration that would strive to build a more ...

  5. Civil servants hit back at Wang

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Gary Cheung Civil servants, under fire from a senior mainland official who says they lack the ability to take command and plan for the long term, have hit back. They say the criticism should have been directed at their political masters. The response from the Senior Government Officers Association came after Beijing's top man on Hong Kong affairs, ...

  6. Rafael Hui tapped to lead Tang poll team

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, the presumed frontrunner for chief executive in 2012, has approached his predecessor Rafael Hui Si-yan to help lead a team for his long-awaited election campaign, say people close to Tang. A politician said the chief secretary had confirmed to some of his close friends that he had invited Hui (pictured) about six ...

  7. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Political Reform

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Not since the bitter protests over the national security bill in 2003 has Hong Kong politics been so charged up, and well, nasty. Although the banana throwing seems to have died down, there is still plenty of animosity to go around, even among traditional allies. The government's latest package of electoral reform proposals for 2012 has split the ranks ...

  8. Tsang vows to improve ties with NPC deputies

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday pledged to step up communication with Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress, but he remained non-committal on the delegates' long-standing demand for an office in the city. The chief executive also told 27 NPC deputies invited to a seminar at Government House that the government would co-opt more deputies ...

  9. More hands on board to help clear the decks

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The Chief Executive's Office has gained a permanent secretary and is regaining an information co-ordinator to strengthen Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's administration- by enforcing his writ and keeping his desk uncluttered. 'I need someone who can ensure efficient delivery of service and compliance with orders issued by the Chief Executive's Office. I need ...

  10. Like every good salesman, the smile rarely left Mr Hui's face

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Rafael Hui Si-yan wore a broad smile throughout yesterday's briefing for lawmakers on the government's revised proposal for developing the West Kowloon Cultural District. In his first appearance at a Legislative Council House Committee meeting since he became chief secretary, the soft-spoken Mr Hui was relaxed as he fielded legislators' questions. ...




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